Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it is 'absolutely essential' that the world implements the 2015 Paris climate agreement 'with increased ambition'
(UPDATED) Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories are expected to take part in the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants
(UPDATED) Voting 22-0, senators seal the Philippines' ratification of the landmark international agreement on climate change
Climate Change Commission Vice-Chairperson Vernice Victorio talks about President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Paris Agreement
The President agrees to sign the Paris climate pact after being assured that the country's Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution can still be revised
Senator Loren Legarda, who is set to sponsor the measure, is confident they have the numbers to concur with the ratification of the Paris climate deal
(UPDATED) The Office of the President submits the signed 'Instrument of Accession' to the Senate for concurrence on Wednesday, March 1
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is confident the Senate will ratify the deal after President Rodrigo Duterte signs it
While the President believes 'there is really climate change,' he thinks the treaty will only lead rich countries to bully poor ones
'No, the election of Donald Trump does not hover over this COP anymore,' says Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar
Viewers at election-watching events around Asia stared at giant screens tallying the returns as they digested the impact of Trump possibly heading the world's most powerful nation
Nearly 100 countries ratify or accept the landmark agreement that seeks to curb global warming, but the Philippines is not among them
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'While Paris was considered a success in finally creating an agreement among countries on how to solve the climate crisis, a lot still needs to be done. The Paris Agreement is only the start of a much bigger work that awaits every country'
The President reaches the decision barely 3 months after he declared his misgivings about it
'Its early entry into force is a clear political signal that all the nations of the world are devoted to decisive global action on climate change'
'It is actually commendable how President Duterte asserts our people’s right to develop as the foundation of his argument, a right of vulnerable and poor nations that is given only tokenisms in the agreement'
Former president Fidel V. Ramos wants President Rodrigo Duterte to approve the climate deal so the Senate may ratify it, because it would 'advance the interests' of Filipinos
Legarda: 'We need to ratify the Paris Agreement so that we can access the Green Climate Fund... and receive other technical and financial support from developed countries'
Seventy-two (72) countries accounting for more than 56% of emissions had submitted ratification documents, the UNFCCC says, meaning the pact will take binding, legal effect in 30 days
The 207-to-81 vote in the House of Commons came 30 days before the pact comes into force globally, and brings the total number of nations that have endorsed it to 74
(4th UPDATE) The European Parliament overwhelmingly backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the landmark pact to come into force globally
DiCaprio: 'If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science... and therefore in my humble opinion you should not be allowed to be in public office'
India's ratification of the Paris climate agreement on Sunday, October 2, brings the ambitious global warming deal a big step closer to coming into effect
(3rd UPDATE) The UN, US, and France all hail India's move, with UN chief Ban Ki-moon saying it 'builds on the continued strong political momentum'
(UPDATED) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence that the accord, through which countries commit to take action to stem the planet's rising temperatures, would come into force by the end of the year
The global body said 30 states would submit their ratification at the UN General Assembly including Latin American heavyweights Argentina, Brazil and Mexico
To take effect, at least 55 countries that make up 55% of global greenhouse-gas emissions must formally enter the agreement
As Morocco counts down to COP22, its people are being exposed more and more to events and initiatives showcasing the country's involvement in protecting the planet
(UPDATED) China is responsible for almost a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, with the US in second place on around 15%, so their participation in the Paris Agreement is crucial
Environmental groups and advocates urge the president to look at the vital role the Philippines plays in the global climate pact
'The whole world has started to recognize that environment and development go hand in hand. Why can't we?'
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President Rodrigo Duterte has said he 'will not honor' international agreements binding the Philippines to limit its carbon emissions. Does his environment secretary share this position?
The Philippine president says he wants to kick an ambassador for asking if the Philippine government would honor its commitments to reduce greenhouse gases
(UPDATED) But French President Francois Hollande says the UN deal will not come into force unless at least 55 countries responsible for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions ratify it
Diplomats from 196 nations huddled in Bonn are keenly aware of the fact that the 'The Donald' is now within spitting distance of the White House – and it's making a lot of them nervous
'The most effective way to reduce the impact of the fossil fuel industry in the Philippines is to convince investors to shift their investments from fossil fuels to renewable energy'
'Accepting the Paris Agreement without question risks us wasting another 15 vital years on distracting public opinion and creating the illusion that something positive is happening'
Hawaii recently passed a law to shift to 100% renewable energy sources. Maria Ressa interviews the director of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to find out the cues the Philippines can take from the US state
'We need to accelerate the speed, scope and scale of our response, locally and globally'
The country’s vulnerability to climate change is made worse by poverty, its lack of knowledge and means to protect itself, and its inability to cope and manage its surroundings
'The world is now watching,' the Oscar winner tells leaders signing the Paris climate deal
By including a provision on human rights protection, the Paris Agreement provides a holistic approach to addressing climate change
(UPDATED) It is the largest ever one-day signing of an international agreement
The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5ºC was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change – but scientists tasked with explaining how to get there are less than thrilled
The world's island states will come to the United Nations not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje will sign the Paris Agreement at the UN headquarters on behalf of the Philippines